Coating of snow greeted First Friday in downtown Dover

DOVER — A little bit of snow added a whole lot of character to Dover’s First Friday event that kicked off February inside downtown Dover stores and restaurants last week. Despite a one-and-a-half-inch white coating of snow to roads and sidewalks in the capital city , retailers were open for business on a chilly First […]

Downtown Dover Partnership seeks input on downtown parking problems

DOVER — Members of the Downtown Dover Partnership say they realize parking downtown can seem like a moving target when it comes to merchants and the general public. Diane Laird, executive director for the DDP, said that’s why they are inviting downtown business owners and the general public to attend its monthly meeting at 8 […]

Lucky dog: ‘Spanky’ found after 3 weeks lost in brutal cold

DOVER — There is probably no worse or helpless feeling that Dover’s Sarah Kathryn has ever experienced than hearing the wind howl on Monday night as the temperatures dropped down to single digits and wind chills sank below zero degrees. That’s because her dog Spanky, a 13-year-old Yorkie Chihuahua mix, had been missing for three […]

Dover program celebrates African people, traditions

DOVER — While the continent of Africa lies more than 8,000 miles from the United States, it offers an undeniably huge contribution to black culture that exists here today. That’s why former State Rep. Don Blakey says it’s so important for African Americans to remember and celebrate the lineage of people and traditions that come […]

Hudson happy to oversee Dover Parks and Rec’s growth

DOVER — Kirby Hudson has found a new home with the city of Dover, in more ways than one. Mr. Hudson, who had served as Dover’s assistant city manager since early 2015, was hired as the city’s new Parks and Recreation director three months ago. He was on hand at the Council Committee of the […]

Blood Bank of Delmarva in need of donors

DOVER — Having a slow down in blood donations in the chill of winter is not unusual for the Blood Bank of Delmarva. However, as supply levels decrease, officials with the Blood Bank turn up the awareness level and try to remind people how important it is to get out and donate blood for those […]

Downtown Dover director glories in ‘hands-on’ approach

DOVER — If there’s a crowd of people gathered for an event in downtown Dover, don’t be surprised to see Diane Laird right there in the middle of them. A self-described “people person,” Ms. Laird has been hands-on since taking over the role of executive director of the Downtown Dover Partnership on Sept. 10 of […]

Gov. Carney tours 3 high-achieving schools

DOVER — Jayden Barlow, a fourth-grader at Fairview Elementary, had a great responsibility placed on his shoulders Tuesday morning. It was his job to greet Gov. John Carney at Fairview’s front door and welcome him into the elementary school located off Walker Road. Jayden performed his task admirably. “I met (Gov. Carney) and said, ‘Good […]

City Council workshop: Dover’s growth magnifies staffing shortages

DOVER — It’s never too early to look towards the future and start making a list of what is going right and other things that are of concern. That is exactly what Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell and City Planner Dave Hugg did at a City Council workshop on Friday at council chambers inside of […]

The sky’s the limit: DSU invests in new fleet of planes

DOVER — Delaware State University’s Aviation Program has a historical legacy to go along with its commitment to the skies and in training the next generation of airplane pilots. It got some major help towards that goal recently when the Delaware Higher Education Economic Development Fund (DHEEDF) announced a $3.4 million grant to DSU to […]